Patents by Inventor Takashi Inoue

Takashi Inoue has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200382048
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermal radiation light source that allows a wider range of material choices than those of conventional techniques, so that light having a desired peak wavelength can easily be obtained. A thermal radiation light source 10 includes a thermo-optical converter made of an optical structure in which a refractive index distribution is formed in a member 11 made of an intrinsic semiconductor so as to resonate with light of a shorter wavelength than a wavelength corresponding to a bandgap of the intrinsic semiconductor. When heat is externally supplied to the thermo-optical converter, light having a spectrum in a band of shorter wavelengths than a cutoff wavelength is produced by interband absorption in the intrinsic semiconductor, and light of a resonant wavelength ?r in the wavelength band, the light causing resonance in the optical structure, is selectively intensified and emitted as thermal radiation light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicant: JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
    Inventors: Susumu NODA, Tatsuya SHIBAHARA, Menaka DE ZOYSA, Takashi ASANO, Keisuke KITANO, Katsuyoshi SUZUKI, Takuya INOUE, Kenji ISHIZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200377833
    Abstract: A cell picking device includes a sucker having a pipette tip attached to a tip portion of the sucker and is used to suck the cell from a tip of the pipette tip, a driver configured to cause the sucker to perform a suction operation and move the sucker in a horizontal-plane direction and an axial direction of the pipette tip with the sucker inclined with respect to a vertical direction. A controller moves the sucker such that the tip of the pipette tip moves in a horizontal direction while being in contact with a bottom surface of the container installed on the sample mounting stage in a predetermined position on the sample mounting stage to desorb a cell arranged in the predetermined position from the bottom surface of the container, and suck the cell desorbed from the bottom surface of the container from the tip of the pipette tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi INOUE, Kenji TAKAKURA, Yoshitaka NODA, Yasuaki MATSUNAGA, Mika OKADA, Akari TAKEDA
  • Patent number: 10850522
    Abstract: An ink cartridge storing ink inside the ink cartridge including an ink flow path extending from the inside where the ink is stored to outside of the ink cartridge, wherein the ink flow path includes a first opening that opens toward the outside, a second opening that opens to an opposite side of the first opening, a first valve configured to seal the first opening, a second valve configured to seal the second opening, and a biasing member connected to the first and second valves and configured to bias the first and second valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeho Miyashita, Yasuo Kotaki, Tetsuya Ohashi, Ryoji Inoue, Takashi Fukushima, Hironori Murakami, Kyosuke Nagaoka, Kenichi Kanno
  • Patent number: 10850438
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an injection apparatus including a flow path switching mechanism that is simple in construction and low in cost. [Solution] An injection apparatus (1) includes a plasticization device (2) for melting resin, a first and second plunger injection devices (4, 5) for measuring an amount of resin and injecting the resin, an injecting portion (8), and a flow path switching block (7) that connects the plasticization device, the first and second plunger injection devices and the injecting portion together. A first to fourth connecting flow paths (23a, 23b) and a flow path switching valve (21) are provided in the flow path switching block (7). The plasticization device (2), the first plunger injection device (4), the injecting portion (8) and the second plunger injection device (5) are connected to the first to fourth connecting flow paths (23a, 23b), respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Yasue, Masahiko Taketani, Kazuya Tsuji, Shigeki Inoue, Shoso Nishida, Daigo Saga, Takashi Harada
  • Patent number: 10838358
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises a light-emission unit, a reflecting member, a light-receiving unit, a detection unit, a ventilation unit configured to send air to the reflecting member, and a control unit. The control unit adjusts at least one of an operation duration and an airflow rate of the ventilation unit, in accordance with a detection signal outputted by the light-receiving unit when a sheet is not at a position where light crosses a conveyance path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsutomu Ishida, Tomonari Inoue, Kenji Abe, Takashi Kuwata, Keita Nakajima, Ko Katahira, Takehito Osada
  • Patent number: 10837399
    Abstract: Provided are a method of manufacturing an engine, an engine, and a connected cylinder. The method of manufacturing an engine includes at least a fitting step of fitting a connected cylinder to a hollow portion of a cylinder block main body. The connected cylinder is (1) a first connected cylinder including two or more cylinder liners and a connecting portion configured to connect the two or more cylinder liners to each other or (2) a second connected cylinder including a connected cylinder main body portion having two or more cylinder bores and a coating configured to cover an inner peripheral surface of the connected cylinder main body portion in which the cylinder bores are formed. The cylinder block main body has one end side, another end side, and the hollow portion passing through the cylinder block main body from the one end side to the another end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: TPR CO., LTD., TPR INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masami Horigome, Akira Sato, Takashi Oizumi, Takashi Inoue, Akira Hikone
  • Publication number: 20200353070
    Abstract: The present invention provides polypeptides for selectively inducing target antigen-specific CD8-positive T-cell responses. Since induction of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specific CD4-positive T-cell responses by vaccine could promote HIV infection, an HIV vaccine antigen that selectively induces HIV-specific CD8-positive T-cell responses would be useful if obtained. Thus, in the present invention, polypeptide antigens were designed in which 8- to 12-residue amino acid sequences divided from the amino acid sequence of a target antigen protein were connected in an order different from that of the original amino acid sequence. DNA and viral vector vaccines expressing these antigens were tested by inoculation into monkeys. As a result, they were shown to be able to efficiently induce antigen-specific CD8-positive T-cell responses in a selective manner. The instant antigens may be useful as vaccine antigens that induce CD8-positive T cells in a highly selective manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuro MATANO, Hiroshi ISHII, Makoto INOUE, Takashi HIRONAKA, Tsugumine SHU, Toyotaka MORI
  • Patent number: 10820786
    Abstract: An endoscope system includes: an endoscope including a side-viewing observation unit that includes a field of view in a lateral direction of an insertion part to be inserted into an object to be observed and a second protruding portion that protrudes from the insertion part and forms a blind spot in the field of view of the side-viewing observation unit; an image acquisition unit that acquires a side-viewing observation image by using the side-viewing observation unit; a monitor that displays the side-viewing observation image; and a display control section that allows at least a part of the blind spot of the side-viewing observation image in which the second protruding portion is shown up not to be displayed, and displays the side-viewing observation image on the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Yashiro, Masahiro Kubo, Masaya Inoue, Takeichi Tatsuta, Issei Suzuki, Makoto Sugizaki
  • Publication number: 20200333139
    Abstract: A gyroscope of the present invention includes a moving standing light wave generator to generate three moving standing light waves, an atomic beam source to continuously generate an atomic beam in which individual atoms are in the same state, an interference device that exerts a Sagnac effect through interaction between the atomic beam and the three moving standing light waves and a monitor to detect angular velocity or acceleration by monitoring an atomic beam from the interference device. The atoms are alkaline earth metal atoms, alkaline earth-like metal atoms, stable isotopes of alkaline earth metal atoms or stable isotopes of alkaline earth-like metal atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicants: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio KOZUMA, Ryotaro INOUE, Takashi MUKAIYAMA, Seiichi MORIMOTO, Kazunori YOSHIOKA, Atsushi TANAKA, Yuichiro KAMINO
  • Patent number: 10807378
    Abstract: An ink set comprises black ink having a static surface tension A and yellow ink having a static surface tension B, wherein the static surface tension A is 28.7 mN/m or more and greater than the static surface tension B, wherein the ink set is used in an image forming device including an inkjet head including a nozzle plate including a first nozzle array and a second nozzle array disposed adjacent to the first nozzle array, the first nozzle array including multiple first nozzles configured to discharge the black ink and a second nozzle array including multiple second nozzles configured to discharge the yellow ink wherein each nozzle of the multiple first nozzles and the multiple second nozzles has a cylindrical portion having a length of 25 ?m or longer along an axial direction with an opening on an ink discharging side of the nozzle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Watanabe, Taku Hatakeyama, Kaoru Tadokoro, Sho Oyamatsu, Tomohiro Inoue, Hiroshi Gotou, Mio Kumai
  • Patent number: 10807458
    Abstract: An axle driving apparatus may include a first rotary shaft connected to an internal combustion engine; a second connected to an electric motor; a third rotary shaft connected to a driving shaft of a wheel; an interlocking unit interlocking the first, second, and third rotary shaft; and an input and output switchover unit. The interlocking unit and the input and output switchover unit are structured to switch the interlocking unit between a first mode in which only the power of the internal combustion engine is output from the third rotary shaft, a second mode in which only the power of the electric motor is output from the third rotary shaft, a third mode in which the power of the internal combustion engine and the power of the electric motor are combined and output from the third rotary shaft, and a fourth mode in which the power of the internal combustion engine is output from the second rotary shaft to the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KANZAKI KOKYUKOKI MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Nishizawa, Tasuku Inoue, Hiroaki Hashima, Yoshitaka Kochidomari, Fumiaki Ito, Masato Arata, Koga Yamane
  • Patent number: 10808006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a terpenoid derivative that has the ability to activate the Keap1/Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway and is excellent in anti-inflammatory action and cytoprotective action, and a sustained-release pharmaceutical composition effective for the treatment and prevention of a posterior eye disease caused by oxidative stress, comprising the terpenoid derivative as an active ingredient. The present invention provides a local administration-type sustained-release pharmaceutical composition for the treatment or prevention of a posterior eye disease, comprising the terpenoid derivative of the present invention as an active ingredient, wherein the sustained-release pharmaceutical composition maintains a pharmacological action thereof for 1 week or longer by the sustained release of the terpenoid derivative under physiological conditions and has a base material administrable to the vitreous body and a form administrable to the vitreous body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yuji Kasuya, Yasuhiro Nakagami, Emiko Hatano, Tatsuya Inoue, Kazuhiro Yoshida, Satoshi Komoriya, Yoko Murakami, Masaru Iwasaki, Atsunobu Sakamoto, Kayoko Masuda, Masako Minami, Mayumi Iizuka, Yasunori Ono, Takashi Ohnuki
  • Publication number: 20200318968
    Abstract: A gyroscope of the present invention includes a moving standing light wave generator to generate three moving standing light waves, an atomic beam source to continuously generate an atomic beam in which individual atoms are in the same state, an interference device that exerts a Sagnac effect through interaction between the atomic beam and the three moving standing light waves, and a monitor to detect angular velocity or acceleration by monitoring an atomic beam from the interference device. Each moving standing light wave satisfies an n-th order Bragg condition, where n is a positive integer of 2 or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicants: TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, OSAKA UNIVERSITY, JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED, MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio KOZUMA, Ryotaro INOUE, Takashi MUKAIYAMA, Seiichi MORIMOTO, Kazunori YOSHIOKA, Atsushi TANAKA, Yuichiro KAMINO
  • Patent number: 10792357
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vector(s) containing and expressing an optimized HIV EnvF gene, methods for making the same and cell substrates qualified for vaccine production which may comprise vector(s) containing optimized HIV genes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL AIDS VACCINE INITIATIVE
    Inventors: Christopher L. Parks, Maoli Yuan, Xinsheng Zhang, Aaron Wilson, Angela Grazia Lombardo, Eddy Sayeed, Josephine Helena Cox, Takashi Hironaka, Makoto Inoue, Hiroto Hara
  • Patent number: 10795282
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a photosensitive drum, a developing section, a voltage applicator, a detector, a calculating section, and an evaluating section. The detector detects values of first and second currents. The first current flows between the photosensitive drum and the developing section during formation of an electrostatic latent image. The second current flows between the photosensitive drum and the developing section when the electrostatic latent image is not being formed. The calculating section calculates a toner charge-to-mass ratio. The evaluating section evaluates reliability of a calculation result of the toner charge-to-mass ratio by comparing the second current value to a reference value. The reference value is of a reference current flowing between the photosensitive drum and the developing section when the electrostatic latent image is not being formed, and indicates a current value detected after adjustment to at least one of the photosensitive drum and the developing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sunayama, Shizuya Uemura, Takashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10794561
    Abstract: A vehicle lamp includes a projector lens, a first light source disposed behind the projector lens and configured to emit light for forming a low-beam light distribution pattern, a second light source disposed behind the projector lens and configured to emit light for forming an additional high-beam light distribution pattern, and a metal base member. The base member includes a first surface on which the first light source is disposed and a second surface on which the second light source is disposed. The second surface is inclined with respect to an optical axis such that an emission portion of the light emitting element faces obliquely forward and upward. A plurality of metal plate-shaped fins extending in a left-right direction and an upper-lower direction of the lamp are arranged along a front-rear direction of the lamp on a rear surface of the first and second surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Inoue, Kazushi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 10789523
    Abstract: There is provided a program to make it possible to check whether operation of the RFID tag is a desired operation assumed by a user. The program causes a computer to function as: a means for acquiring information regarding motion of an RFID tag that performs near-field wireless communication; a means for recognizing preliminary operation of the RFID tag on a basis of the information regarding the motion; and a means for performing processing of displaying the recognized preliminary operation of the RFID tag. This configuration makes it possible to check whether operation of the RFID tag is a desired operation assumed by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Honjo, Daisuke Shiigi, Kayoko Nagatani, Tadafumi Oyama, Takashi Abeno, Ryuzo Nakata, Kouki Inoue, Akio Yoshioka, Maki Nakamichi
  • Publication number: 20200298710
    Abstract: In a power source system, a high-voltage battery and a low voltage battery are configured to store electric powers to be supplied to a traveling motor and an accessory, respectively. A step-up unit is interposed between the low-voltage battery and the traveling motor, and is configured to step up a voltage of the low-voltage battery and apply the stepped-up voltage to the traveling motor. A controller is configured to perform switching to a normal-time electric power supply circuit, in which the high-voltage battery and the traveling motor are coupled to each other, when the high-voltage battery is in a normal state and perform switching to an abnormal-time electric power supply circuit, in which the low-voltage battery and the traveling motor are coupled to each other via the step-up unit, when the high-voltage battery is in an abnormal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichiro Masaki, Takashi Inoue
  • Publication number: 20200301174
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a light source for outputting initial pulsed light, a polarization control unit for rotating a polarization plane of the initial pulsed light, an optical pulse shaping unit for inputting the initial pulsed light with the rotated polarization plane, and outputting first pulsed light Lp1 having a first polarization direction and second pulsed light Lp2 having a second polarization direction different from the first polarization direction with a time, an irradiation optical system for irradiating an imaging object with the pulsed light Lp1 and the pulsed light Lp2, a light separation element for separating the pulsed light Lp1 and the pulsed light Lp2 reflected by or transmitted through the imaging object on the basis of the polarization directions, an imaging unit for imaging the pulsed light Lp1, and an imaging unit for imaging the pulsed light Lp2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Koyo WATANABE, Koji TAKAHASHI, Takashi INOUE, Haruyasu ITO
  • Patent number: D899513
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ohashi, Takashi Fukushima, Hironori Murakami, Ryoji Inoue, Takeho Miyashita, Yasuo Kotaki, Kyosuke Nagaoka